A Very Unexpected Journey! The Hobbit gets a 3rd Movie!

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30 Jul 12

Peter Jackson announces 3rd Hobbit Film!

Peter Jackson announces 3rd Hobbit Film!

Peter Jackson just made the announcement over on his Facebook page that the 2 upcoming Hobbit movies will become 3 upcoming Hobbit movies!

“We know how much of the story of Bilbo Baggins, the Wizard Gandalf, the Dwarves of Erebor, the rise of the Necromancer, and the Battle of Dol Guldur will remain untold if we do not take this chance.  The richness of the story of The Hobbit, as well as some of the related material in the appendices of The Lord of the Rings, allows us to tell the full story of the adventures of Bilbo Baggins and the part he played in the sometimes dangerous, but at all times exciting, history of Middle-earth.

So, without further ado and on behalf of New Line Cinema, Warner Bros. Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Wingnut Films, and the entire cast and crew of “The Hobbit” films, I’d like to announce that two films will become three.”

Read the full comment here.

So, what do you think? Good idea? Bad idea?

Blatant cash in, or a director who’s also a fan that wants to see more of Tolkien’s world on screen?